Warm weather + fresh and fruitful cocktails = an all-day drinking extravaganza
FLY BY NIGHT: TRADITION
With its emphasis on presenting a global selection of cocktail favorites, there isn't really a season you shouldn't drink at Tenderloin hotspot Tradition. But I have a great cocktail for you to try during a cool spring night: the Paper Plane ($10). Made with bourbon, Aperol, bittersweet Amaro Nonino, and fresh lemon juice, its zing will launch you skyward. (The drink isn't on the regular walk-in menu, but appears on the extended menu offered with table reservations, so call ahead.) A variation with honey, adding a level of smoothness, is also amazing. Before you know it, you've downed several of this babies, and left any lingering winter blues far behind.
441 Jones, SF. (415) 474-2284, www.tradbar.com